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Feds Take Look At Nissan Murano Fuel Tanks

Some Say Normal Road Debris Punctures Tank

Aug 19, 2005 | AP

The government has opened an investigation into whether the fuel tank in the Nissan Murano sport utility vehicle is susceptible to punctures from road debris.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the inquiry involves about 124,000 Muranos from 2004 and 2005.

About 140,000 of the SUVs from 2003 to 2005 model years were recalled in August because of concerns that a broken wire within the alternator could deplete power and lead to a crash.

The administration said it received four complaints of the fuel tanks being punctured during normal driving conditions.

A Nissan spokeswoman said the automaker has not received a significant number of complaints but is working with the administration to investigate the issue.

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